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ERIC Number: ED026352
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Pages: 6
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The Wheel: A Model For Multi-Media Learning.
Suid, Murray; And Others
Educators Guide to Media & Methods, v5 nl p29-33 Sep 1968
To help correct the improper emphasis on media as "aids" rather than as integral parts of education, teachers in a media laboratory investigated the potential of the electro-chemical media in learning, not denying the importance of reading and writing. The schema developed to order and integrate this kind of learning is called the wheel. Arranged around the rim of the wheel in a logical progression are six distinct media: the body, design, sound, photography, the moving image, and print. Since communication is both active and reactive (e.g., creating and listening to sounds), learning activities which explore content to be taught and which involve action and reaction can be designed for each medium on the wheel. The advantages of a wheel-oriented curriculum are that it offers easy access to more content areas, is in closer touch with natural learning, and provides a better context for teaching literacy skills. (JS)
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